Sunday, March 24, 2013

Color Me RAD!

I can't believe I did it, but I ran and completed my first 5K Saturday. Yes I did! A group of us from Eufaula, Team Chicks With Kicks to be exact, participated in the Color Me RAD 5K in Columbus, GA. I had to get up at 4AM and meet my friends at 5:00. Early!!!!! We all met at the race venue by 6:30 AM. We were prepared for temperatures in the 40's and 70% chance of thunderstorms. NOT the weather I wanted, but I was prepared nonetheless. What a pleasant and welcome surprise that we ended up in the high 50's and only rain the last 1/4 of the race. 

In case you aren't familiar with the Color Me RAD races, you can visit or just take my word that is the most fun you will ever have running a race. RAD chooses a charity for the registration fees to go to, in our case it was the Children's Miracle Network, which is fabulous! There were over 4,500 racers, so I'd say the Children's Miracle Network was very grateful for the donation!  You come dressed in white and at certain spots throughout the race, you get 'color bombed' (dyed corn starch). The object, aside from completing the race, is to get as much color as possible on you and your clothing. Then at the end, when all waves of the race have finished, they do a final color bombing. SO COOL!!!!!!

My gear ready the night before

Up & ready before daylight

Our team before the race

Lauran & I before the bombing started :)

The bombing has begun, now it's time to race

Our team at the finish line!!!! I finished in just over 38 minutes!!!

Lauran & I in the purple haze. Our teeth were even purple!!!

The beginning of the end....the final color bomb

I think I was successful in both challenges of the race; I finished it and I got as much color on me as possible :)

After we turned quite a few heads at the Golden Corral buffet, we headed home for a long shower! What a fun, fun day! It would be so cool to do the Color Glow Run in Atlanta in June. The race is at night and all the color on you glows in the dark :c)